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OnePlus 7 Pro Review

OnePlus 7 Pro - The Pop-up Camera, Fastest Performance Phone

The recently released OnePlus 7 Pro in the UK is the company’s biggest smartphone with an outstanding display, fastest performance and pop-up front-facing camera which we have already seen in Vivo V15 Pro. Though it’s not the cheapest handset still talk down to the competition by some margin while offering dazzling notch-free display and a plethora of performance as we heard in the leaked specs of one plus 7 & 7 pro before release.

The major highlights of OnePlus 7 Pro are related to 6.67-inches Fluid AMOLED display, up to 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of ROM (non-expandable), 48MP + 8MP + 16MP rear cameras and motorized pop-up 16MP front-facing camera. The rest of the details including its availability and pricing are mentioned in our OnePlus 7 Pro review below.

OnePlus 7 Pro UK

OnePlus 7 Pro Availability and Pricing:

The official OnePlus 7 Pro release date in the UK was the 21st of May 2019. It’s now available on OnePlus’ official website as well as other UK’s retailers. It’s available in three sensational colours to choose from – Mirror Grey, Almond, and Nebula Blue.

As for OnePlus 7 Pro Price in the UK, it set users back £649 which is indeed expensive even more than our expectations from a Chinese brand. However, it’s still cheaper as compared to Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and Huawei P30 Pro – priced £899 and £749 respectively.

The price tag £649 of 7 Pro is for 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM variant whereas the other variants i.e. 8GB RAM and 25GB ROM variant set users back £699 and 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM variant goes for a whopping £799.

OnePlus 7 Pro Specifications:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
PRICEAround 649£
LAUNCH DATEAnnounced2019, May
StatusAvailable. Released 2019, May

21st of May 2019( UK Availability Date)
BODYBuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Dimensions162.6 x 75.9 x 8.8 mm (6.40 x 2.99 x 0.35 in)
Weight206 g (7.27 oz)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DESIGN & DISPLAYResolution1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
TypeFluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.67 inches, 108.8 cm2 (~88.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Multi TouchYes
Covered (Protective)Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORMOperating System (OS)Android 9.0 (Pie); OxygenOS 9.5.9
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Central Processing Unit (CPU)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 485)
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 640
STORAGEInternal Memory128 GB / 256 GB
RAM6GB, 8GB, 12GB

256 GB, 8/12 GB RAM variant
128 GB, 6 GB RAM variant
Memory CardNo
CAMERARear ( Triple )48 MP + 8 MP + 16 MP
Rear Camera FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Rear Camera Video[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], Auto HDR, gyro-EIS, no video rec. with ultrawide camera
Secondary (Selfie) ( Single )Motorized pop-up 16 MP
Secondary Camera FeaturesHDR
Secondary Camera Video[email protected], gyro-EIS
CONNECTIVITYWireless LANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS ( Global Positioning System )Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, SBAS
RadioFM radio
USB3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SOUNDAlert typeVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
MicActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
(MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player)
(Photo/video editor)
(Document viewer)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
ColoursMirror Grey, Almond, Nebula Blue

OnePlus 7 Pro Fantastic Design:

At first glance, it looks like OnePlus 7 Pro in terms of design has everything a user wants from a handset in 2019. It’s slightly bigger compared to Galaxy S10 Plus – but without a punch-hole camera. A glass builds curved edges and bezel-less display – making it quite easy to hold. Be mindful that it cannot be operated with a single hand, thanks to its tallest design.

OnePlus 7 Pro Slim Design

The handset is made of the same soft-touch glass – very much like OnePlus 6T but it feels like metal instead of a glass. So, whether you love or hate, it depends on your preference. The bottom of the handset is filled with speaker grille whereas a power button alongside a classic physical mute switch is available on the right-hand side. The left, however, is covered by volume rockers.

OnePlus 7 Pro AMOLED Display:

The OLED technology is being used by most of the brands nowadays but OnePlus decided to stick with high-quality Samsung’s AMOLED panel. It enables things i.e. always-on display and performs better than OLED. Though it’s not a standard AMOLED display by Samsung OnePlus used a 90Hz panel in 7 Pro. This is one of the best displays we have ever seen as colours are vivid and bright – but not overly saturated. The 90Hz screen is making 7 Pro a bigger difference and playing very well into the motto “fast and smooth” that the company owns.

Oneplus 7 pro 5g

OnePlus 7 Pro Stunning Cameras:

More cameras and more features to shoot with style. The OnePlus 7 Pro sports a 16MP pop-up camera and three sensational shooters on its back. The three rear cameras include a 48MP (regular wide-angle) camera, 8MP (telephoto) camera and 16MP (ultra-wide-angle) camera. The triple camera configuration is similar to those found on other devices – but with the difference in details and it’s the first OnePlus’ handset that sports three rear cameras. Aside from the main 48MP camera, it doesn’t spit out images with all of those pixels. Rather it uses “pixels binning” to produce a sharper 12MP photo. 

Oneplus 7 pro camera

The camera app is easy-to-use and very simplistic and everything is available with a single tap. You can also see extra settings by swiping up. The camera features include Panorama, Geo-Tagging, HDR, Touch to Focus and Autofocus. It can record 2160p videos at 30/60 frames per second.

OnePlus 7 Pro Enormous RAM and ROM:

The 7 Pro continues OnePlus’ tradition of delivering users with exceptionally smooth and silky experiences. With the latest premiere processor and a whopping RAM, OnePlus 7 Pro’s onboard components are on the bleeding edge. The gigantic 12GB of RAM – partnered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Chipset making performance great. A day-to-day usage such as playing games, watching videos, working on multiple apps and switching between apps – everything is smooth and fast.

In AnTuTu, OnePlus 7 Pro achieved a score of 361,038 whereas, in Geekbench, it achieved a score of 3,411 and 10,628 for single and multi-core respectively. It’s running on OxygenOS 9.5 based on Android Pie 9.0 operating system.

OnePlus 7 Pro Average Battery Life:

Up from 3700mAh battery in OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 4000mAh non-removable battery. The reason behind 300mAh extra battery is the larger and higher resolution display and faster refresh rate. Based on a report from online sources, OnePlus 7 Pro’s battery isn’t up to the mark as it lasts only 5.5 hours of screen-on time which is quite less compared to 6T which lasts approx. 6.5 to 8 hours. Without a doubt, it’s a significant drop.

Read OnePlus 7 Pro in the UK from GSMArena

Review overview

Design & Display9
Software8
Battery7.5
Performance9
Camera8.5
Onboard Storage8
Price7

The Pros

  • Exceptional Performance
  • A Whopping RAM
  • Dazzling Display
  • Fantastic Build Quality

The Cons

  • Cannot be Used with Single Hand
  • No IP Rating
  • Lacks Wireless Charging
  • On board Memory isn’t Expandable

Summary

8.1With OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus tried something new. It’s an impressive flagship device that is shining on shelves and enticing every single smartphone user. The gorgeous display with an awesome viewing experience and glass protection means your enjoyment will be taken to the next level. Performance-wise, it’s up to snuff as it houses a robust configuration, making it perfect for graphics-enriched games and multitasking. The battery backup, on the other hand, is sufficient as well. All in all, if you can compromise a little on cash (not really!) then this is the phone you should go for without wasting a second further.

Victoria Parkle
the authorVictoria Parkle
Victoria Parkle loves writing about the latest and greatest smartphones as well as all the latest news related to technology. She is enlightening the readers with more than 5 years of experience in writing. And when she doesn't write, she can be found listening to music and watching science fiction movies.

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